Thoughts Of A War by Peter Rivendell Leaving home... [240 words]
Curiosity Of Nations by Peter Rivendell The destruction of an old way of living leads to escape and renewal. [254 words]
Deliverance by R Bennett Okerstrom Lingering thoughts and images of something I cannot recall. [97 words]
A Lullaby Consecrated To Infant The Terrible by Duke Sekhon Satirical verse. [1,970 words]
Believe by Luis Felipe Moura A girl dreams of true love. But all she has to do is believe... [67 words]
Crying Angel by Luis Felipe Moura Ever lost your love because you wanted them to change? This poem is a metaphore that talks about t... [133 words]
Dreams Of My Soul by Luis Felipe Moura It talks about a boy who's loved a girl for a very long time, but she doesn't understand his ... [158 words]
I've Had You... by Luis Felipe Moura True love never changes... [85 words]
Living Tonight by Luis Felipe Moura A couple wants to seize the night, without worrying about tomorrow... [92 words]
Chronos by Luis Felipe Moura What memories are everlasting? [53 words]
Dream Love by Luis Felipe Moura A boy falls in love with a girl, but it was only a dream... or was it? [91 words]
If... by Luis Felipe Moura If you believe that true love requires unconditional devotion, then you'll like this poem. [87 words]
Super Conscious Pilgrimage by Stuart Eric Longridge The end of the old systems. [135 words]
My Young Friend by Stuart Eric Longridge Listen to your elders. [210 words]
Bodies At Rest by A J Magy I lost this piece some months ago; searched all over, couldn't find it anywhere... It's funny h... [54 words]
Monkey Boy by Stuart Eric Longridge The transforming times we are living in [220 words]
The Principal Fascination by Stuart Eric Longridge They were not tombs. [227 words]
Oh! What Lovely Weather We Are Having by Stuart Eric Longridge Nature is God. [447 words]
The Wests Misconception Of Islam by Stuart Eric Longridge They don't want war either. [237 words]
A Test Of Faith by Stuart Eric Longridge Our lost chapter. [187 words]
2003 by Stuart Eric Longridge Solving a mystery. [204 words]
Falling by Peter Rivendell the first poem I wrote after years of not writing... it`s about a feeling that I often have lately, tha... [132 words]
Waiting For The Rain by Lawrence Peters - [118 words]
Time Enough For You by Lawrence Peters - [103 words]
When Winter Comes by Peter Rivendell The struggle to connect. [148 words]
Triptych by Peter Rivendell Three linked poems about alienation. [339 words]
Yeah Yeah by Stuart Eric Longridge Symbolic, nothing more. [430 words]
'ticement 18 W. I. S. H. (When I See Her) by Lawrence Peters - [91 words]
Yin And Yang by Stuart Eric Longridge The secret of peace. [127 words]
Why To Kill A Princess by Stuart Eric Longridge Not an accident. [194 words]
When I Grow Old by Roberto J Moreno This is a thought that occured when talking to my Grandfather one night. [193 words]
We Come In Pieces by Stuart Eric Longridge A near miss. [147 words]
Wave by Peter Rivendell - [34 words]
Vivifying Deluge by Ali Nicole I think all can relate... [172 words]
Visions by Yasen Kyanov - [63 words]
The Ones From In-Between by Stuart Eric Longridge Now you see them now you don't. [97 words]
The Man Of Stone by Kristin Renee Bond My poem is about how we should take the time to see God, in everything and help others to see ... [582 words]
Swimming Against The Tide by Peter Rivendell - [90 words]
Some Day by Stuart Eric Longridge A sad situation. [179 words]
Silent Command by Peter Rivendell - [208 words]
Scared by Peter Rivendell - [74 words]
Once Again, With Feeling by Lawrence Peters - [134 words]
No Joke by Stuart Eric Longridge You must have noticed something wasnt right, or maybe not. [238 words]
My Parents Have The Mania by Ulysses Hero A little light Humor. [177 words]
Love X 2 by Lawrence Peters - [101 words]
If But For A Moment... by Lawrence Peters - [126 words]
Government Business by William Faitel This is how I feel about our disputes. They support our economy. [74 words]
Finding You by Michelle Anthony - [52 words]
Easy Answer by Kurt Kitasaki An easy answer to an easy question. [35 words]
Cosmic Sluice by Stuart Eric Longridge That great place named space. [163 words]
Colours For Killing by Stuart Eric Longridge My poor home N. Ireland. [280 words]
Cloaking Device by Stuart Eric Longridge We are very trusting. [202 words]
Breathe by Stuart Eric Longridge Vibration. [113 words]
Baseless, Information, Before, Leaving, Earth by Stuart Eric Longridge A realization of dangerous mistranslation. [540 words]
Aspects by Emily Hunter - [6 words]
A Sigh Of Relief by Stuart Eric Longridge The flintstones revisited. [100 words]
8.14.02 by Kirsten McManus - [111 words]
Undisclosed Male by Fyona Doyle Latz - [48 words]
Traffic Cop by Kurt Kitasaki A short poem on how to deal with traffic violations. [20 words]
Too Far by Fyona Doyle Latz - [19 words]
This Ones For You by David Wrigley Just a small simple poem about someone special. [29 words]
The Window by Kylan Masters A poem written for those hoping for the courage to do what may seem tough to handle. [222 words]
The Tigershadow Legacy by Aaron Wheeler - [87 words]
The Out-Path, In by Kylan Masters Sometimes one has to travel through the storm to find the sunshine. [262 words]
The Music Of Life by Suneej Surendran Nair A poem i wrote when listening to a beautiful song.I'ts about music saving me from the ugly cl... [116 words]
Stolen Moments In Time by Emily Hunter Beauty and love come in all forms. [97 words]
Special Mushrooms by Fyona Doyle Latz - [28 words]
Reality by Fyona Doyle Latz - [17 words]
Poem To No One by Alberto Pupo Because this is for that somebdy who is nobody... [89 words]
Picture In Picture by Kylan Masters A man trying to decide what is real, what is not and if he can wait for the real answers. [147 words]
Piccadilly Bakery by Fyona Doyle Latz - [49 words]
Percussionist by Andrew French - [16 words]
People I Have Met by David Wrigley Just a poem about just dreaming and being somewhere else. [131 words]
On A Napkin At Rialto's by Ulysses Hero Surreal writing. To explain is to say too much. [96 words]
Ode To The False One... by Alberto Pupo A short little invective against one who has caused her such great pain. [74 words]
Oblivious Journey by Suneej Surendran Nair I wrote this poem when I was 14. This is a poem about a person beginning his Life Journey. He... [79 words]
My Lord by David Wrigley Poem about earths master the sun. [74 words]
Morbidity by Alberto Pupo All that is Morbid. [56 words]
Mango by Fyona Doyle Latz - [36 words]
Just After I Got Him To Sleep by Tara Augeri - [135 words]
Just A Thought by David Wrigley Just came up with it thinking one night. [129 words]
Hammock by Ulysses Hero For all you writers who scribe away on hot summers day: a dreamy submission for the tired of hand. [32 words]
From Me To You by David Wrigley Someone I think about. [49 words]
Beyond Earthly Despair by Alberto Pupo Simply beyond... [51 words]
After The Storm by Alberto Pupo Dedicated to a love that has been tested by past phantoms but still goes on stronger than ever. [78 words]
A Really Very Gothic Poem by Wolfa This is so very depressingly gothic that you will scream with fury and tear your hair... [107 words]
A Monument To Time And Stonehenge by David Soriano A collection of verse. [1501 words]
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A vampire will stop at nothing to claim his bride and grant her immortality.
R Bennett Okerstrom
A collection of my work from circa 1995 to the present. Some dark and deep, others bright and cheerful.
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Asylum Of My Soul (Poetry) Nowhere to go. [36 words]
Blanket Of Trust (Poetry) Take my secret to your grave [59 words]
Blood Game (Songs) A lyrical taste of the hunt created solely for a friend's upcoming novel. [139 words] [Horror]
Broken Halo (Songs) An angel falls from her sky [182 words]
Bryna (Poetry) Saying goodbye to my mom [131 words]
Columbian Necktie (Songs) When you've said one too many things to piss someone off...someone writes a heavy metal song about you. [99 words] [Horror]
Dark Wave (Poetry) Exorcising demons of the past [113 words]
Deliverance (Poetry) Lingering thoughts and images of something I cannot recall. [97 words]
Denial (Poetry) Forbidden love [191 words]
Downtown: Coney Island Footlong (Poetry) Part four of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [635 words]
Downtown: Do You Have A Quarter? (Poetry) Part one of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [315 words]
Downtown: Mr. O.D.C. Preacher (Poetry) Part three of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [261 words]
Downtown: One Eye (Poetry) Part two of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [223 words]
Dreamscape: The Thirst (Poetry) It even happens in your dreams. [77 words]
Echoes In My Head (Poetry) Laying in bed on December 24th. [61 words] [Drama]
Ever And Ever (Songs) Just another heavy guitar and deep baseline type of song on the subject of immortality. [127 words]
Faceless (Songs) The rise to the top can end abruptly. [116 words]
Feels Like Forever (Poetry) Sometimes you miss someone, if even for a day, and it feels like forever. [66 words] [Romance]
Here Alone (Songs) Sometimes you never see it coming [104 words]
I Keep On Falling For You (Songs) Just found it and others in a folder tagged "1993 Work" [142 words]
I Need (Poetry) This is a song about never really knowing what you had until it's gone. [124 words]
I Own You (Poetry) Never forget that I own you. [88 words]
Imperfection (Poetry) - [62 words]
In Your Dreams (Poetry) - [71 words]
Infidelity (Poetry) When a husband ignores his wife, a marriage will crumble and the wife will stray... [98 words]
Influence (Poetry) How influential can a demon of the night be? [218 words]
Losing Battle (Poetry) Prepare for sin. [109 words]
Lost Without You (Songs) More from the "1993 Work" folder. [179 words]
Mended Heart (Poetry) - [90 words]
Never Regret What Makes You Smile (Poetry) When two people want to be together and they aren't. [94 words] [Relationships]
New Beginning (Poetry) - [93 words]
Nobody Likes You (Songs) How does it feel to be the person that has everything but friends? [170 words]
Nothing (Poetry) - [77 words]
Progressive Silence (Poetry) Sometimes there is no sound. Starting over never works. [79 words]
R.A.O. (Poetry) Saying goodbye to my Dad [79 words]
Remember (To Remind Me) (Songs) Punkish song. [103 words]
Saddam Hussein (Poetry) I was bored. Therefore I write. [39 words]
Sanguinary (Poetry) The blood continues to flow in this experimental preface followed by poetry. [128 words] [Horror]
Seed (Poetry) Are eight lines enough? [44 words]
Shattered Dream (Poetry) The result of betrayal by one's best friend and one's girlfriend. [141 words]
Shut Your Mouth (Songs) Sometimes you just need to shut your mouth! [92 words]
Six (Poetry) What would you do with only six days? [68 words]
Someone Like You (Poetry) - [74 words]
Sounds Of A Summer Countryside (Poetry) - [113 words]
Standing On The Edge Of Depression (Poetry) Self-worth, self-pity and self-confidence. [137 words]
Storymania (Poetry) What is Storymania? [97 words]
Temporary Dreams (Poetry) - [36 words]
The Din (Poetry) 42 strong words. [42 words]
The Embrace (Poetry) A newly born vampire's first taste. [90 words]
The Voice (Poetry) Evil whispers across the wind. [127 words]
Theend (Songs) It's the end of this relationship. [106 words]
To Be Alone (Songs) I'd rather be alone than trapped. [106 words]
Unbridled Fury: The Battle To Breathe (Essays) Subconscious thought... [685 words]
Unbridled Fury: The Subconscious (Essays) Subconscious thought... [365 words]
Undaunting (Poetry) Bring me home [66 words] [Motivational]
Unflowing (Poetry) - [62 words]
Untitled -- 1989 (Poetry) As taken from "Disintegration". [96 words]
Us (Poetry) - [182 words]
Wake Of Destruction (Songs) You can run, but you cannot outrun fate. [112 words]
We Are Right (Poetry) You should always fight for what’s right in life and in love. [113 words] [Romance]
Witch Hunt (Poetry) Defeating the evil that takes away life is more difficult than it seems. [165 words] [Horror]
(I See) The Light (Poetry) Can you see the light? [98 words]
(It's Time To) Cut The Cord (Songs) There comes a time when you just need to cut the cord [131 words]
R Bennett Okerstrom
Crimson stream to draw me near
Shallow breaths to show your fear
Trembles echo down your spine
The gaze so strong you know is mine.
Mezmorized by ancient stare
Existing only through nightmare?
You can run but cannot hide
For you were meant to be my bride.
I've followed you for centuries
You will be mine despite your pleas
No mortal man has stopped me yet
For you I choose as my soubrette.
Think of it as not undead
And welcome me your arms outspread
Give in to what you call desire
For now you have become vampyre.
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"I took your advice and read your poetry. Wow! i love the imagery, so powerful. Brilliant" -- Elizabeth, Australia.
"Wow! I have reached as far as Australia now! Thanks for the positve review!" -- R. Bennett.
"Fond of the undead as well. Why doesn't that surprise me on the heels of your Unbridled Fury series? I think Elizabeth hit the nail on the head." -- Ivan.
"Ah Ivan. I think of it more as the eternal living rather than the undead. The sheer concept of immortality is intriguing in itself. The whole stake to the heart thing kind of ruins it though." -- R. Bennett.
"Taste the blood!!" -- Torment.
"Taste the blood? Sure." -- R. Bennett.
"I am truly impressed! :) " -- Julie, Trenton.
"Thanks! See ya at the next BBQ at my house!" -- R. Bennett.
"I like. Personally, I think it might be a tad stronger if the last line were a bit more subtle. The vivid imagery already conveys your true nature. ;-)" -- Mistina, New York.
"And your suggestion for the last line is..... " -- R. Bennett.
"I like it just the way it is! Very hypnotic. " -- JM.
"I don't feel worthy to actually make a concrete suggestion. Just an initial impression. If you're really interested, I'll think about it. However, you are the poet--not I." -- Mistina, NY.
"Ok. I won't press you for it. Nice to finally see "NY" after your name!" -- R. Bennett.
"amazing its extremely amazing. its almost like this subject means more to you then it seems" -- Jessie Finn.
"Wicked !!!!! Loved it ... will definitly read all of your offerings ... your imagery is hypnotic. Hope you will be able to get into the next two chapters from my Amarantos ... will be awaiting your critique ... " -- Judith, Tampa, FL, USA.
"I have read Amarantos and recommend it to everyone. " -- R. Bennett.
"Thanks, R. Bennett!!!!!" -- Judith.
"The beat had me hooked...it's captivating and steamy, and very clever. It grabs you in a way you're almost embarrassed to admit...a romantic trance..." -- Mia Angello, WI.
"Exactly Mia. Exactly how a vampire would lure you in. Once you are caught in his hypnotic stare you cannot resist him. " -- R. Bennett Okerstrom.
"I, for one, would not want to resist ...... just think of it, immortality; an eternity to spend together ..." -- Judith.
"What if you don't like the person who made you immortal? Then you might not want to spend eternity with them. Not every vampyre can be as attractive and caring as they are in your stories Judith." -- R. Bennett.
"True, R Bennett, but not all vampires in my stories are caring ... look at Santiago in Bite; by the way, you need to finish that story !!!! And come to think of it, eternity IS a very long time .... " -- Judith .
"I like Santiago! He is a bit extreme, but cool nonetheless." -- R. Bennett.
"Thanks, R Bennett, now finish that story !!!!!!" -- Judith.
"So glad vampires exist in stories only..very imaginative, I am intrigued and fascinated by your writing...thanx again for the reading pleasure." -- mandi, va.
"No, thank YOU for reading it. It wouldn't be worth posting if people didn't enjoy reading it." -- R. Bennett.
"The rhythm is captivating, and the tone is quite sexy! Fun." -- Mia Angello, WI.
"I agree. This has a sexual air about it even if it describes the undead." -- The Reviewer.
"crimson tide; float away on a sea of bitter sweet extascy...i love vampyres to...this poem reminds me of the movie dracula 2000 - i like it!" -- kat, Australia.
"Thanks Kat. I'm glad you liked it!!" -- R. Bennett.
"I like the pace & flow...and want to be her." -- Royal D.
"You want to be immortal? Don't we all?" -- R. Bennett.
"I admit, immortality has an appeal to me. I like the intent here. He has chosen her and is focused on her...the chase for centuries seems to be coming to an end." -- Royal D.
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